If you’re planning to travel, don’t forget to plan to get your travel vaccinations. It’s best to come into the clinic around 7 weeks before your departure date so that you can discuss your destination and any health risks with the doctor.
The reason why it’s worthwhile getting your vaccinations well in advance of your departure is that it allows time for the vaccination to do its job and protect your body.
The vaccinations that you require will vary depending on your travel destination and in some cases, even the time of year that you’re visiting. It’s a good idea to carry a copy of your vaccination details with you while travelling.
Common travel vaccinations help guard against Cholera, Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal Meningitis, Rabies, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.
But not all travel vaccinations are for exotic diseases -You may also need a booster for your childhood vaccinations such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio, influenze and pneumococcal.
Your visit to the MC Medical & Dental will also be a great opportunity for the doctor to talk about other health concerns affecting travellers that you may not have considered.
Travel with greater confidence and enjoy the journey knowing that you’ve taken the precaution of vaccination.
If you’d like to make an appointment for travel vaccinations, simply phone MC Medical & Dental Docklands on (03) 9988 2839 or book online.